Minors in the Program in the Environment

Students wishing to pursue a minor in the Program in the Environment must develop a specific plan for its completion in consultation with the program's academic advisor. 

Students can either pursue an Academic Minor in the Environment or the Academic Minor in Sustainability, but not both.

 

Program in the Environment Advising

Students interested in declaring either a major or a minor must attend an information session. Information sessions are held throughout the Fall and Winter terms. Appointments may be scheduled with Program advisors on-line at: www.lsa.umich.edu/pite/academics/advising

Environment Academic Minor

Effective: Winter 2013 

Academic Minor in the Environment

An academic minor in the Environment is not open to students concentrating in the Environment, to students in the School of Natural Resources and Environment, nor to those pursuing an academic minor in Global Change or academic minor in Sustainability. 

The goals of this academic minor are to enhance the environmental literacy of undergraduates by exposing them to various disciplinary approaches to environmental issues and problems and by providing opportunities for field-based experience and for the acquisition of analytical skills useful in solving environmental problems.

The intended audience is students seeking some measure of environmental literacy or preparing themselves for careers with an environmental dimension.

Students wishing to pursue an academic minor in the Environment must develop a specific plan for its completion in consultation with the program's designated advisor. 

Prerequisites to the Academic Minor: None for the Academic Minor per se, although individual courses elected to meet the requirements of the Academic Minor may have course prerequisites.

Academic Minor Program: At least 17 credits of courses, to be elected from five categories as stated (at least two of the required courses must be at the 300-level or above):

  1. Introductory interdisciplinary courses. One course chosen from:
    • ENVIRON 110 / BIOLOGY 110 / GEOSCI 171 / AOSS 171 / ENSCEN 171. Introduction to Global Change I. Physical Impacts
    • ENVIRON 111 / SOC 111 / GEOG 111 / AOSS 172 / ENSCEN 172. Introduction to Global Change II. Human Impacts
    • ENVIRON 201. Ecological Issues
    • ENVIRON 270 / NRE 270. Our Common Future
    • CEE 260. Environmental Principles
  2. Environmental Natural Science. One course chosen from the list of Environmental Natural Science courses, above:
  3. Environmental Social Science. One course chosen from the list of Environmental Social Science courses:
  4. Culture and Environment. One course chosen from the list of Culture and Environment courses:
  5. Analytics or Field Experience (one course):
    1. Field Experience. The field experience requirement may be satisfied in two ways: by a field course at the UM Biological Station, Camp Davis, or other approved field location; or by an approved off-campus internship that results in academic credit.
    2. Analytics. The analytics requirement may be satisfied by electing STATS 250 (or 350) or equivalent (STATS 265, 400, 405, or 412; ECON 404 or 405; or IOE 265).

Environment Academic Minor (Winter 2012-Fall 2012) +

Effective: Winter 2012-Fall 2012

Academic Minor in the Environment

An academic minor in the Environment is not open to students concentrating in the Environment, to students in the School of Natural Resources and Environment, nor to those pursuing an academic minor in Global Change or academic minor in Sustainability. 

The goals of this academic minor are to enhance the environmental literacy of undergraduates by exposing them to various disciplinary approaches to environmental issues and problems and by providing opportunities for field-based experience and for the acquisition of analytical skills useful in solving environmental problems.

The intended audience is students seeking some measure of environmental literacy or preparing themselves for careers with an environmental dimension.

Students wishing to pursue an academic minor in the Environment must develop a specific plan for its completion in consultation with the program's designated advisor. 

Prerequisites to the Academic Minor: None for the Academic Minor per se, although individual courses elected to meet the requirements of the Academic Minor may have course prerequisites.

Academic Minor Program: At least 17 credits of courses, to be elected from five categories as stated (at least two of the required courses must be at the 300-level or above):

  1. Introductory interdisciplinary courses. One course chosen from:
    • ENVIRON 110 / BIOLOGY 110 / GEOSCI 171 / AOSS 171 / ENSCEN 171. Introduction to Global Change I. Physical Impacts
    • ENVIRON 111 / SOC 111 / GEOG 111 / AOSS 172 / ENSCEN 172. Introduction to Global Change II. Human Impacts
    • ENVIRON 201. Ecological Issues
    • ENVIRON 240 / RCIDIV 240. Big Questions for a Small Planet
    • ENVIRON 270 / NRE 270. Our Common Future
    • CEE 260. Environmental Principles
  2. Environmental Natural Science. One course chosen from the list of Environmental Natural Science courses, above:
  3. Environmental Social Science. One course chosen from the list of Environmental Social Science courses:
  4. Culture and Environment. One course chosen from the list of Culture and Environment courses:
  5. Analytics or Field Experience (one course):
    1. Field Experience. The field experience requirement may be satisfied in two ways: by a field course at the UM Biological Station, Camp Davis, or other approved field location; or by an approved off-campus internship that results in academic credit.
    2. Analytics. The analytics requirement may be satisfied by electing STATS 250 (or 350) or equivalent (STATS 265, 400, 405, or 412; ECON 404 or 405; or IOE 265).

Environment Academic Minor (Fall 2006-Fall 2011) +

Effective: Fall 2006 through Fall 2011 

Academic Minor in the Environment

An academic minor in the Environment is not open to students concentrating in the Environment, to students in the School of Natural Resources and Environment, nor to those pursuing an academic minor in Global Change.

The goals of this academic minor are to enhance the environmental literacy of undergraduates by exposing them to various disciplinary approaches to environmental issues and problems and by providing opportunities for field-based experience and for the acquisition of analytical skills useful in solving environmental problems.

The intended audience is students seeking some measure of environmental literacy or preparing themselves for careers with an environmental dimension.

Students wishing to pursue an academic minor in the Environment must develop a specific plan for its completion in consultation with the program's designated advisor. Appointments may be scheduled on-line at: www.lsa.umich.edu/pite/academics/academicadvising

Prerequisites to the Academic Minor: None for the Academic Minor per se, although individual courses elected to meet the requirements of the Academic Minor may have course prerequisites.

Academic Minor Program: At least 17 credits of courses, to be elected from five categories as stated (at least two of the required courses must be at the 300-level or above):

  1. Introductory interdisciplinary courses. One course chosen from:
    • ENVIRON 110 / BIOLOGY 110 / GEOSCI 171 / AOSS 171 / ENSCEN 171. Introduction to Global Change I. Physical Impacts
    • ENVIRON 111 / SOC 111 / GEOG 111 / AOSS 172 / ENSCEN 172. Introduction to Global Change II. Human Impacts
    • ENVIRON 201. Ecological Issues
    • ENVIRON 240 / RCIDIV 240. Big Questions for a Small Planet
    • ENVIRON 270 / NRE 270. Our Common Future
    • CEE 260. Environmental Principles
  2. Environmental Natural Science. One course chosen from the list of Environmental Natural Science courses, above:
  3. Environmental Social Science. One course chosen from the list of Environmental Social Science courses, above:
  4. Culture and Environment. One course chosen from the list of Culture and Environment courses, above:
  5. Analytics or Field Experience (one course):
    1. Field Experience. The field experience requirement may be satisfied in two ways: by a field course at the UM Biological Station, Camp Davis, or other approved field location; or by an approved off-campus internship that results in academic credit.
    2. Analytics. The analytics requirement may be satisfied by electing STATS 250 (or 350) or equivalent (STATS 265, 400, 405, or 412; ECON 404 or 405; or IOE 265).

 

Environment Academic Minor (Fall 2005-Summer 2006) +

Effective: Fall 2005-Summer 2006 


Academic Minor in the Environment

An academic minor in the Environment is not open to students concentrating in the Environment, to students in the School of Natural Resources and Environment, nor to those pursuing an academic minor in Global Change.

Students wishing to pursue an academic minor in the Environment must develop a specific plan for its completion in consultation with the program's designated advisor. Appointments may be scheduled at the Program Office.

Prerequisites to the Academic Minor: None for the Academic Minor per se, although individual courses elected to meet the requirements of the Academic Minor may have course prerequisites.

Academic Minor Program: At least 17 credits of courses, to be elected from five categories as stated (at least two of the required courses must be at the 300-level or above):

  1. Introductory interdisciplinary courses. One course chosen from:
    • ENVIRON 110 / BIOLOGY 110 / GEOSCI 171 / GEOG 110 / AOSS 171 / ENSCEN 171. Introduction to Global Change I. Physical Impacts
    • ENVIRON 111 / SOC 111 / GEOG 111 / AOSS 172 / ENSCEN 172. Introduction to Global Change II. Human Impacts
    • ENVIRON 201. Ecological Issues
    • ENVIRON 240 / RCIDIV 240. Big Questions for a Small Planet
    • ENVIRON 270 / NRE 270. Our Common Future
    • CEE 260. Environmental Principles
  2. Environmental Natural Science. One course chosen from the list of Environmental Natural Science courses, above:
  3. Environmental Social Science. One course chosen from the list of Environmental Social Science courses, above:
  4. Culture and Environment. One course chosen from the list of Culture and Environment courses, above:
  5. Analytics or Field Experience (one course):
    1. Field Experience. The field experience requirement may be satisfied in two ways: by a field course at the UM Biological Station, Camp Davis, or other approved field location; or by an approved off-campus internship that results in academic credit.
    2. Analytics. The analytics requirement may be satisfied by electing one of the following:
    • ENVIRON 239, Introduction to Environmental Analysis
    • ENVIRON 438 / NRE 438, Natural Resource Statistics
    • AOSS 408 / ENSCEN 408, Environmental Problem Solving with Computers
    • ENVIRON 395, Tools for Environmental Problem Solving

Environment Academic Minor (September 3, 2002 until Summer 2005) +


Academic Minor Effective: September 3, 2002 until Summer 2005 
[Note: this academic minor replaces the academic minor in Environmental Studies]

An academic minor in the Environment is not open to students concentrating in the Environment, to students in the School of Natural Resources and Environment, nor to those pursuing an academic minor in Global Change.

An academic minor in the Environment is not open to students concentrating in The Environment, to students in the School of Natural Resources and Environment, nor to those pursuing an academic minor in Global Change.

Students wishing to pursue an academic minor in the Environment must develop a specific plan for its completion in consultation with the program's designated advisor. Appointments may be scheduled at the Program Office.

Prerequisites to the Academic Minor: None for the Academic Minor per se, although individual courses elected to meet the requirements of the Academic Minor may have course prerequisites.

Academic Minor Program: At least 17 credits of courses, to be elected from five categories as stated (at least two of the required courses must be at the 300-level or above):

  1. Introductory interdisciplinary courses. One course chosen from:

    • ENVIRON 110 / BIOLOGY 110 / GEOSCI 171 / GEOG 110 / AOSS 171/ ENSCEN 171. Introduction to Global Change I. Physical Impacts

    • ENVIRON 111 / SOC 111 / GEOG 111 / AOSS 172 / ENSCEN 172. Introduction to Global Change II. Human Impacts

    • ENVIRON 201. Ecological Issues

    • ENVIRON 240 / RCIDIV 240. Big Questions for a Small Planet

    • ENVIRON 270 / NRE 270. Our Common Future

    • CEE 260. Environmental Principles

  2. Environmental Natural Science. One course chosen from:

    • AOSS 202, 203, 280, 304, 305, 420, 430, 432, 463, 467, 475, 479

    • BIOLOGY 281, 482

    • CEE 428, 480

    • CHEM 467

    • EEB 380, 381, 424, 472, 476, 477, 481, 497, 498

    • EHS 500, 572, 573, 574

    • ENSCEN 304, 305, 420, 428, 430, 455, 463, 475, 479

    • ENVIRON 263, 317, 318, 330, 453, 380, 402, 415, 476

    • GEOG 201

    • GEOSCI 201, 206, 207, 222, 284, 325, 380, 427, 442, 465, 477, 478

    • NAVARCH 420, 455

    • NRE 306, 317, 330, 453, 402, 415, 476

    • RCIDIV 318

    • RCNSCI 250, 263

    • UP 263

  3. Environmental Social Science. One course chosen from:

    • ANTHRCUL 286

    • AOSS 280

    • CAAS 322, 332, 482, 496

    • ECON 370, 471, 472

    • EDUCURINS 474

    • EHS 503, 588

    • ENVIRON 210, 222, 305, 312, 335, 336, 360, 361, 365, 375, 391, 392, 396, 449, 465, 475, 477, 481, 482

    • NRE 210, 305, 312, 335, 336, 360, 361, 365, 375, 392, 396, 449, 465, 475, 477, 481, 482, 571, 583

    • POLSCI 380
    • PSYCH 384, 385
    • RCSSCI 271, 305, 306

    • SOC 330

    • UP 492

  4. Culture and Environment. One course chosen from:

    • AMCULT 328, 373

    • ANTHRBIO 361

    • ANTHRCUL 256, 356 (appropriate sections), 440

    • ARCH 423

    • ENGLISH 317 (appropriate sections), 381

    • ENVIRON 256, 365, 367, 403

    • HISTART 403

    • HISTORY 285, 346, 373

    • ITALIAN 310 (appropriate sections)

    • NRE 256, 365, 403

    • PHIL 355

    • UP 423

  5. Analytics or Field Experience (one course):

    1. Field Experience. The field experience requirement may be satisfied in two ways: by a field course at the UM Biological Station, Camp Davis, or other approved field location; or by an approved off-campus internship that results in academic credit.

    2. Analytics. The analytics requirement may be satisfied by electing one of the following:

      • ENVIRON 239 / NRE 239, Introduction to Environmental Analysis

      • ENVIRON 438 / NRE 438, Natural Resource Statistics

      • AOSS 408 / ENSCEN 408, Environmental Problem Solving with Computers

      • ENVIRON 395, Tools for Environmental Problem Solving



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